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Born to Kvetch: Yiddish Language and Culture Audio CD – Audiobook, Unabridged

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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (USA); Unabridged edition (28 Feb. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061131229
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061131226
  • Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 2.7 x 14.9 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,225,689 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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As the main spoken language of the Jews, Yiddish has had plenty to lament, plenty to conceal. Its phrases and expressions paint a comprehensive picture of the mind-set that enabled the Jews of Europe to survive persecution: they never stopped kvetching about God, gentiles, children, and everything else. This book talks about this language.

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4.0 out of 5 starsSo I picked up Born to Kvetch and wasn't disappointed. The book is a mix of scholarly and ...
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5.0 out of 5 starsBeautifully written with a lot of often sarcastic humor
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5.0 out of 5 starsAbsolutely the best book available on the "spirit" of Yiddish
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5.0 out of 5 starsYou want Yiddish? I'll give you Yiddish!
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